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Crime Q&A: Are there statistics on vehicle vs. train collisions in Sacramento area?

Q: Does anybody have a count of how many vehicles hit trains on an annual basis around here?

Shirley, Sacramento

A: From 2012 to 2015, there were 28 highway-rail train incidents in Sacramento County, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.

Fifteen of those incidents involved motor vehicles, seven involved pedestrians and six were not classified. Nine people were killed in those accidents.

By comparison, there were 13 highway-rail train incidents in Sacramento County between 2002 and 2005, with eight involving vehicles, three involving pedestrians and two unclassified. Two people were killed in those accidents.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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